Meet the Owner of Right at Home East Longmeadow
Jose Cid, Owner
As a New York City native, Jose Cid made his way to Western Massachusetts to pursue his dream to play college football and study sports medicine in the mid 1990s. He earned his bachelors and Masters degree from Springfield College in Springfield, MA. Over the past several years, Jose has had a successful career in the healthcare industry working for many large pharmaceutical and healthcare companies. His responsibilities have included sales, marketing, management, training and business development. Throughout his time in the healthcare industry it became abundantly clear to Jose that the aging population was in dire need of high-quality in home care services.
For as long as Jose can remember he has had a dream of opening his own business. But not just any business, a business that is incredibly meaningful and fulfilling. What better way to achieve that but to provide a service that allows people to age gracefully at home.
After much research, Right At Home stood out as the best in the industry. They have been successfully operating for over 25 years and have an impeccable track record of caring and exceptional service. But what is most impressive is to find that Right at Home is made up of individuals that pour their heart and soul into caring for others, and Jose wants to bring that to East Longmeadow.
In his free time Jose enjoys spending time with his family and friends exploring the outdoors. He especially loves skiing, camping, biking and traveling with his wife Audri and daughter Denali. Jose values getting involved in his community and giving back to others.
Laurie Martin LPN, Nurse Care Coordinator
Laurie Martin has recently joined the East Longmeadow Right at Home team as the Care Coordinator. Her professional education/certifications include that of a Licensed Practical Nurse, an Associates in Business Administration and she is currently working towards a Bachelors in Marketing as well as one in Management.
Laurie’s 30 year nursing experience has been primarily nursing home based with some time spent training and supervising nursing assistants. She is hoping to combine these experiences to further develop and expand our caregiver base, thereby enhancing the already superb care provided by Right at Home caregivers.
Known by friends and family for her quirky sense of humor coupled with an infectious laugh and smile, Laurie resides in Western Mass. with her partner Michael, his two daughters and an entourage of pets. Outside of work Laurie enjoys camping, skiing, flea markets and DIY projects.
Angie Thornton, Community Care Liaison
Angie has over 15 years of experience in helping seniors and their families make the right decisions in care for themselves or their loved ones. Angie’s experience is highlighted as the Marketing Director for a local retirement community for eight years and as a Community Liaison for a home care agency for five years. This experience has made her extremely valuable to our team. Her knowledge of the industry, and her compassion for the community she works in, brings incredible value to Right at Home and to the seniors and families she serves.
Angie has been a family caregiver and can understand the stress and the struggles that families can go through when looking for care options. She finds reward when she is able to ease a families’ concerns and help find ways to provide solutions for the families she works with. Angie is outgoing and personable. She enjoys getting to know the seniors we serve, and by listening to our clients she is able to better understand what needs a senior may have, so that they may continue aging in place where they are at their happiest and healthiest.
Angie enjoys giving back to the community by educating and providing resources on timely topics that face seniors today. In her free time, Angie enjoys watching football and spending time with her husband and family. She is excited to help seniors and their families make the right choice, Right at Home.